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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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Best of Mackinac & Cheboygan

- March 26th, 2012  

CHEBOYGAN AND MACKINAC serve as the corridor to the north. Surrounded by water, woods and chocked full of history, it’s the last stop before folks say ‘Ya’ to da U.P. But this region is more than a pit stop for visitors, it’s home to eclectic shops, cool hangouts, good food and plenty of spirits.
Here’s what our readers voted to be the best in these destination towns.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Inn Between
20-something hangout: Dixie Saloon
Live music: Black Mountain
Happy hour: Key Hole Bar
Brew pub: Cheboygan Brewery
Place to meet singles: Dixie Saloon
Place for a first date: Black Mountain

SHOPPING

Independent apparel: Black, White & More
Men’s store: Mackinaw Outfitters
Place for chocolate: Drost’s Chocolates
New store: Grow Fast Gardens
Jewelry store: Reusch Jewelry
Eclectic Gifts store: Blooming Ideas

DINING OUT

Restaurant staff: Audies
Wine tasting destination: Carnegie House
Lunch: Pauly Joe’s
Bar food: Dirty Duck
Breakfast: Alices
Family restaurant: Village Inn
Gourmet restaurant: Pier 33
New restaurant: Pier 33
Appetizers/small plates:
Salads: Mulligan’s
Pizza: Mama Mia’s
Outdoor deck scene: Inn Between
Coffee Hangout: Your Spirit
Burger: Black Mountain
Seafood: Rusty Anchor
Steak: Carriage House
Desserts: Audies
Pasta: Vivio’s

 
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